7th Agriculture, Agriculture Technologies, and Stock Breeding Fair (GAPTARIM) and the 12th Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Fair (GAPFOOD), opened their doors on February 4th with the participation of the Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Fuat Celik. Both fairs were organized with the support of the Gaziantep Chamber of Industry (GSO) and Gaziantep Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and were undertaken by Akort Fair Organization. The fair kicked off with a ceremony conducted at the Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center. 150 different companies from 20 cities participated with agricultural machinery, tractor and equipment, animal production machinery, feed supplements and food products.
On February 5th, a Lamb and Kid Beauty Contest will be held with the supports of Akort Fair, Gaziantep Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and Gaziantep Sheep and Goat Breeders’ Association at 10:00 am. Same day at 02:00 pm, Pistachio Research Institute will organize a forum on “Pistachio”. A Calf Beauty Contest will be held on February 6th at 10:00 am. This year, the fair will also host a “Butchers’ Show” for the first time where the talented butchers will display their skills.
HELPING THE FARMERS
Every year increase in the number of participants and visitors is experienced and this year a total of 55 thousand visitors are expected at the GAPTARIM and GAPFOOD fairs. Public transportation services will be offered to facilitate the participation of the farmers living in nearby cities and towns.